For inquiries regarding postgraduate studies, please first consult the brochure (available below) as well as the FAQ page here.



Postgraduate brochure (as amended, effective 1 September 2023)
MSc eScience Brochure (Updated brochure!)
Bcom Economics Honours Brochure 2024


Departmental guidelines for students

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Timetable - postgraduate modules 

Semester 1 timetable 2024
Semester 1 Examination timetable 2024



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Please note that all postgraduate applications need to be completed with the faculty in question directly. Please note that applicants for the PhD degree needs to submit a Letter of Intent (template available) which will be taken into consideration when applications are reviewed for possible admission to the programme by the department postgraduate committee.


Research orientation for incoming/new postgraduate students 2024

The 2023 Research Orientation is scheduled for 14, 15, and 16 February on the Future Africa Campus of UP. All new students in a postgraduate programme in the Department of Statistics are required to attend the bootcamp. Details will be emailed to you by 14 February.
What you should do in the mean time:
  1. Finalise your registration on the UP portal
  2. Make sure to register for STK 796 if you are an honours student, and STK 899 if you are a masters student, and STK 991 if you are a doctoral student
If you are not registered, you will not have access to clickUP, and will not have access to the course material. If you do not yet have information regarding your admission into a postgraduate programme within this department, please contact [email protected] for clarification and follow up with faculty administration.
Note that attendance and completion of the bootcamp is required for graduation purposes.
If you have not received an email with further detail by 14 February, please contact [email protected].


2023 Honours essay topics

See the course information brochure here (HONOURS RESEARCH REPORT COURSE INFORMATION 2022).
The list of potential honours topics (to be decided/finalised in consultation with certain staff members) will be made available during the course of the research orientation.


Code of Conduct

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